Saint Martin’s offers final info session for professionals interested in becoming school administrators

March 7, 2012

LACEY, WASHINGTON — The final information session for the Saint Martin’s University School Administration Certification Program — a one- or two-year program providing a flexible route to becoming a school principal or program administrator — begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, Washington. The session is free and open to the public.

The program is designed for individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and typically have three years of professionally oriented work experience in an educational setting. Options are available for candidates to enroll in the certification-only program (if they have a master’s degree) or the Master of Education and certification program together. The program includes accredited professional standards coursework that is offered evenings, weekends and summers, along with a supervised internship. After an intensive summer academy of core administrative courses (July 2 – August 10, 2012), candidates are typically prepared for their internship.

“Our program helps educators tap their leadership potentials and realize the next step in their professional career,” says Mark Haddock, Ph.D., director of the school administration program and faculty member in the University’s College of Education and Professional Psychology.

The information session will address entry requirements, program details, required classes and internships, financial information and Washington’s administrator certification process.

The University is accepting applications now and will consider applications in the order received. Most participants will begin classes during the summer of 2012.

For more details about the School Administration Certification Program or the upcoming information session, contact Mark Haddock at or 360-486-8831.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Mark Haddock, Ph.D.
Director, School Administration Program
College of Education and Professional Psychology

Sarah Holdener
Director of Community Relations and Event Management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University